I would like to share a first proposal for our Principles Chart.
For this proposal we used as a Reference the Value Chart of OuiShare > http://ouishare.net/en/about/values
We think the territory it’s our starting point. Any member, any project and knowledge should take in account its territorial situation. Our activity it’s constantly situated.
Amazing things happen locally. We share and use global knowledge to promote local actions.
Physical / Digital Hybridization
We think reality is Hybrid. Our actions, projects and knowledge take in account this condition and use it to improve its impact.
As an open organization, it is our priority for everyone to understand what we do, how we work and how we are funded. As we grow, our aim is to disclose all information in a reader-friendly fashion.
We strongly believe that a culture of openness has many benefits. CIvicWise is a non-hierarchical organization, which anyone can join and contribute to. Decision-making is based on peer governance. What we produce is open source, making it easy to reuse, remix and share alike.
CivicWise benefits from having members across the globe and from very different backgrounds. Any person that consent with and wish to support the CivicWise mission and principles is welcomed.
CivicWIse is an ongoing experiment. With curiosity and an open mindset, we strive to continuously try new things and challenge our assumptions. Release early, fail often, learn by doing and iterate.
Regular and personal feedback is critical to sustaining the participative dynamic of CivicWise and enabling everyone to learn and progress. This is why we praise valuable contributions, celebrate achievements and encourage constructive criticism.
We are happy to work with companies on individual projects, but do not enter exclusive partnerships of any kind that could compromise our independence. You may not like this at first, but in the long term you’ll see the benefits.
Our mission is stated as “build and nurture civic innovation and a better civic engagement ”. Maximum impact in doing this is what ultimately guides our actions.